Fiscal cliff creates problems that don’t faze Obama
Is Barack Obama bluffing when he threatens to go over the fiscal cliff if Republicans refuse to agree to higher tax rates on high earners?
Mexican migration may be over
Last May, the Pew Hispanic Center, in a study based on U.S. and Mexican statistics, reported that net migration from Mexico to this country had fallen to zero from 2005 to 2010.
Higher tax rates won’t support entitlement state
Barack Obama and the Democrats may well get higher tax rates. But it’s not likely that high tax rates can ever generate enough revenue to fund unreformed entitlement programs.
Barone: The tyranny of good intentions at U.S. colleges
In recent weeks, two books have appeared about another of America’s gleaming institutions, our colleges and universities, either of which could be subtitled “The Shame of the Universities.”
States choose own paths with one-party governments
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Republicans will have more than 60 percent of the members of both legislative houses in 17 states
Dems have edge, but presidency still in play
A funny thing happened as I was looking at the political map of this year’s presidential election: It began to look like the map of the presidential election of 2004.
Both sides must give ground to avoid fiscal cliff
In his first formal press conference in months, Barack Obama showed that getting re-elected can increase a president’s confidence and combativeness.
To win, Obama sacrifices House, State Legislatures
In the 113th Congress, as compared to the 111th, there will be three fewer Democrats from Michigan, six fewer from Ohio, seven fewer from Pennsylvania and four fewer from North Carolina.
Obama wins by going negative, turning out base
Every re-elected president since Andrew Jackson has won with an increased popular vote percentage. Barack Obama didn’t.
America is two countries, not on speaking terms
One America listens to Rush Limbaugh; the other to NPR. Each America has its favorite cable news channel…